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Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

Colombia cocaine production acreage at 'record level'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coca cultivation in Colombia has surged in recent years, and the US government has urged the country to eradicate production of the plant. Colombian cocaine production hit record levels in 2017, according to newly released UN statistics. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the acreage under […]

US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNorth Korea’s agreed to shut one of the country’s main missile launch sites. Laura Bicker considers what might happen next. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is ready to restart negotiations with Pyongyang, with the aim of denuclearising North Korea “by 2021”. Discussions between the […]

Poor Toad: How Stormy Daniels ruined Mario Kart

Poor Toad: How Stormy Daniels ruined Mario Kart

Image copyright Getty Images/Nintendo Image caption Stormy Daniels used Toad from the Mario series to describe something about President Trump He’s the lovable mushroom-headed character from the Super Mario games. But thanks to excerpts from porn star Stormy Daniels’ tell-all book, Toad has become associated with US President Donald Trump. In it, she compares Trump’s […]

Alexandre Benalla: Former Macron aide quizzed by French senate

Alexandre Benalla: Former Macron aide quizzed by French senate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStudent activist Taha Bouhafs filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 May A former top aide to the French President who was caught on camera beating protesters has defended himself before the French Senate. Alexandre Benalla acted in a security role for President Emmanuel […]

Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption HMS Endeavour landed in Australia in 1770 The hunt for the final resting place of Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour may soon be over – in time for the 250th anniversary of its voyage to Australia. The Endeavour, then known as Lord Sandwich II, was sunk with 12 […]

French police seize 20 tonnes of Eiffel Tower souvenirs

French police seize 20 tonnes of Eiffel Tower souvenirs

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Eiffel Tower, one of Paris’ most iconic landmarks, has six million tourists a year French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers in an operation to dismantle an extensive network selling souvenirs in the capital Paris. A joint probe with French immigration officials resulted in raids on […]

Mustafa Badreddine Street sparks outrage in Lebanon

Mustafa Badreddine Street sparks outrage in Lebanon

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mustafa Badreddine was killed in 2016 while overseeing Hezbollah’s operations in Syria The naming of a street in the Lebanese capital Beirut after a late military commander of the Hezbollah movement has sparked a political row. Mustafa Badreddine, after whom the street in the suburb of Ghobeiry is named, is […]

Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said in an inteview he was “very disappointed” in Mr Sessions US President Donald Trump has said he does not “have an attorney general” in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions’ decision to step aside […]

South Africa gangs 'threaten' rare sea snail existence

South Africa gangs 'threaten' rare sea snail existence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Conservationists have called for the species of abalone known as Haliotis midae should be give special protection Poachers linked to South African drug gangs are threatening the existence of a species of abalone, a sea snail that is highly prized by restaurants in China, a new report says. Stocks of […]

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane

Image copyright Cathay Pacific Image caption The Hong Kong-based airline joked “Oops this special livery won’t last long” after the error was pointed out An airline has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company’s name was spelled incorrectly on it. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as […]

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